You can bet that Vegas trip gives Repton’s Ohara a boost
PUBLISHED: 11:52 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:52 08 May 2013
Repton prospect Ohara Davies is back after traing camp in Vegas
Unbeaten Repton prospect Ohara Davies flies back into London today (Wednesday) after a two-week visit to Las Vegas.
Davies has been based at the gym of Floyd Mayweather jnr, the man rated boxing’s world number one fighter – ‘pound for pound’.
“It’s been a fabulous experience training in Vegas and seeing a great fighter like Floyd prepare for his latest contest,” said Davies, who saw Mayweather’s clear points win over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand on Saturday.
Now Repton’s hard-hitting 21-year-old is hoping to taking his career forward after 16 straight victories, featuring a high percentage of stoppages which included the 2012 Haringey Box Cup.
Light-welterweight Davies continued the victory march with successes for Repton in Nigeria in September and good displays along the National ABA novices title trail – climaxed by final triumph in December.
And he is looking for more success at the Haringey Box Cup at Alexandra Palace in June, while also lined up for an international bout for Ghana, the country of his birth, in the summer.
After his ABA novices success, Davies did not enter the ABA Elite Championships, but has set his sights on a national title bid in 2014.
He is certainly not lacking in confidence and predicts he can earn a place in the Ghana team making a medal bid at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.
“Working at the Mayweather gym with the champion’s uncle Roger Mayweather has been great,” added Davies, who was accompanied in the USA by his cousin Junior Saba, another east London club amateur who made his name at the Canning Town’s Peacock BC.
“I have had some top class sparring, with some of the sessions appearing on the internet.
“I’ve seen how sharp Floyd is in training and just how much hard work it takes to be world champion.
“Floyd gave me tickets for the fight it was a great occasion – he’s something special.”
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